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29 jobs to avoid if you hate stress

By Jacquelyn Smith of Business Insider | <p>Do you crack under pressure? Crumble when you're stressed? If so, you'd be better off pursuing a career in science or education than you would in healthcare or law enforcement.</p><p>Using data from the <a href="http://www.onetonline.org/">Occupational Information Network</a> (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on jobs, we found the 29 professions you should avoid if you really don't like stress.</p><p><a href="https://www.onetonline.org/">O*NET</a> assigns a "stress tolerance" score (0-100) — which measures how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job — for each of the almost 900 jobs in its database. A lower rating signals less stress; a higher rating signals more.</p><p>Here are jobs that earned a stress tolerance rating of 94 or higher. If you're the type of person who thrives under pressure or can stay cool, calm, and collected in high-stress situations, these jobs may be perfect for you.</p><p>If you're the crack-or-crumble type, you may want to avoid them.</p>

Do you crack under pressure? Crumble when you're stressed? If so, you'd be better off pursuing a career in science or education than you would in healthcare or law enforcement.

Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a database full of detailed information on jobs, we found the 29 professions you should avoid if you really don't like stress.

O*NET assigns a "stress tolerance" score (0-100) — which measures how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job — for each of the almost 900 jobs in its database. A lower rating signals less stress; a higher rating signals more.

Here are jobs that earned a stress tolerance rating of 94 or higher. If you're the type of person who thrives under pressure or can stay cool, calm, and collected in high-stress situations, these jobs may be perfect for you.

If you're the crack-or-crumble type, you may want to avoid them.

Click through the slides above to discover the 29 most stressful jobs

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